2014 SABR Analytics Panel: Telling Stories in the Age of Sabermetrics
We are pleased to announce the 2014 SABR Analytics Panel: Telling Stories in the Age of Sabermetrics. This panel is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
The wide embrace of metrics as a way to both explain and understand all sports, not just baseball, has changed the way sports writers and editors must approach their jobs. Join us for a discussion of the ways in which metrics have changed coverage of games, and the very nature of what readers have come to expect from, and writers must be able to bring to, the daily sports press.
The SABR Analytics Conference will be held March 13-15, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Register today at SABR.org/analytics.
The scheduled panelists for the Telling Stories in the Age of Sabermetrics Panel are:
- Howard Megdal, Contributing Writer, Sports on Earth: Howard is a contributing writer for Sports on Earth and Writer At Large for Capital New York. He has also written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, ESPN.com, Salon and numerous other publications. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field, and Wilpon's Folly.
- Emma Span, Senior Editor, Sports on Earth: Emma is a writer and editor at Sports on Earth and the author of 90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales From the Edge of Baseball Fandom. Most recently an associate sports editor at The Daily, she has also written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Slate, Newsday.com and Baseball Prospectus. She graduated from Yale University.
- Mike Tanier, Staff Writer, Sports on Earth: Mike is a staff writer for Sports on Earth, with a focus on the NFL. He joined Football Outsiders in 2005 and co-authored Pro Football Prospectus from 2005-08 and the Football Outsiders Almanac from 2009-12. His weekly "Walkthrough" column was an eclectic mix of jokes, statistical analysis, strategy diagrams, historical research and pop-culture references. Mike wrote weekly NFL game previews for the New York Times from 2009-11 and FoxSports.com from 2005-07, in addition to a variety of humor pieces on football, baseball and basketball for the Times.
- Moderator: Steve Madden, General Manager, Sports on Earth: Steve is the General Manager for Sports on Earth, a joint venture between USA TODAY Sports Media Group and MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Steve is a two-time National Magazine Award winner who most recently served as Vice President of Digital Product Development for Rodale Inc.
Please note: All speakers and panelists are subject to change due to availability.
For more information on the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
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